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Jul 7, 2011 6:00am EDT
pollution. the big oil and energy companies lobby to prevent reforms. young people can see the possibility of a clean energy future, and you need to fight for it. campus progress -- yeah. campus progress and our partners have seen another example this year of cynical power. for-profit colleges. there's overwhelming evidence that the schools are abusing taxpayer money with high price, low quality programs that lead many students deep in debt, their lives nearly ruined. for-profit colleges have about 10% of the college students, 25% of federal financial aid, and almost half of the loan defaults in this country. their reckless behavior risks a new subprime debt crisis, yet corporations that run these schools have spent millions trying to avoid accountability. it's disturbing to see who is lobbying for the special interests and their indefensible decision figure find some of them call themselves progressive and have worked for progressive administrations and causes but now they use their skills in connection to advance positions that are anything but progressive. i think that is a shame. a 22
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Jul 5, 2011 2:00am EDT
thereafter, qaddafi took over and the big issue was my god they're going to raise the price of oil from $5 a barrel. >> that's an interesting observation. you did refer to, with respect to the resupply, that the president himself said, how about lining up aircraft carriers to get them there. there was resistance in the defense department and the state department. they were trying to think what to do, but president nixon because that issues box and because he thought it out in advance, said, we're going to do this, how about doing it this way, let's get done, and the consequences of that stretched out many years. >> what else would be new in the state department for a white house initiative? >> let me ask since we're coming out with all these inside baseball stories, something about his long enduring concern with maintaining an effective relationship with the chinese, and that relates to his reaction to the shoot-up of the students. he privately made it very clear to president bush that the relationship with china could not be destroyed by the public reaction to the shooting of the student
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Jul 4, 2011 10:00am EDT
, texas, and is author of "the big sort." he has worked as a journalist. he and his wife owned and operated a weekly newspaper in texas, and they now co-edit a web publication covering rural america. we also have michael lind, a colleague of mine that the new american foundation -- at the new america foundation. he is the co-director of the economic growth program and the next social contract initiative duty is a very accomplished journalist -- contract initiatives. he is a very accomplished journalist as well. he writes frequently for the financial times, "the new york times." immediately to my right is james gimpel. his research includes areas of political behavior, political geography, and u.s. immigration policy. james is top-notch in these fields. i know from firsthand experience. his most recent book, relevant to today's conversation, is "our patchwork nation," published in 2010. having dispense with introductions. i want to start with gregory. tell us why we are here. >> to celebrate your birthday. >> thank you very much. turning 31 is really dramatic. the issue of socia
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Jul 27, 2011 2:00am EDT
are making it more difficult to get there. so i'm a big fan of the navy with one important exception that is on that saturday in november when we play the army-navy football game. >> having gone from the naval academy into the marine corp., i don't watch that game very often. so -- but it does seem to me that we are at tend of another inevitable historical cycle here when we have extended ground combat deployments that expand the size of the active duty army into the marine corp. at the expense very often of what i would call national strategic assets like our operational navy. i think i'm hearing from you that the same thing i heard from secretary panetta that the 313 ship goal for the navy is a reasonable goal. would that be correct? >> well, my ingaugements over the past three months suggest to me that it is. but again, i think we had a conversation a bit earlier about how do we keep strategy at pace with resource decisions. so that comprehensive strategy review that we're doing should it seems to me re-enforce that or cause it to think differently about it. one of the things i th
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
mission in afghanistan. if confirmed, the general will have big boots to fill and succeeding general petraeus commander of the 49 member international security assistance force coalition and u.s. forces afghanistan. like general petraeus, general allen brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the counterinsurgency effort based on his own experience as the commander in anbar province in iraq. working with the sunni awakening the marines and anbar succeeded in getting local sunni tribal leaders to reject the insurgency and instead support the iraqi government and its the deputy commander at u.s. central command general ellen has developed a regional perspective on issues affecting the region in afghanistan. he will be the first marine to serve as the top commander in afghanistan. the number one priority will be implementing president obama's decision last week to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to afghan forces and start bringing the u.s. surged forces home. as all land by the president, 10,000 u.s. troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year an
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